Horror Writers Associations’ 9th Annual Poetry Showcase with Stephanie M. Wytovich

Books That Make You Want to Read Horror Poetry

This time of year makes us want to curl up with something scary, to revel in the spooky season. We often think back to some of the most memorable pieces of poetry, such as Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven”. Horror poetry is something that sparks our imagination and fuels our lust for things that go bump in the night.
Stephanie M. Wytovich comes from the HWA, or the Horror Writers Association, which released a poetry showcase featuring poems from an array of writers—the perfect read for this time of year and beyond.

The Horror Writers Associations’ 9th Annual Poetry Showcase features the best in never-before-published dark verse. Edited by Angela Yuriko Smith, this year’s featured poets are Stephanie M. Wytovich, Geneve Flynn, and Naomi Simone Borwein, plus dozens of poems from the talented members of the Horror Writers Association.

Stephanie M. Wytovich is an American poet, novelist, and essayist. Her work has been showcased in numerous magazines and anthologies such as “Weird Tales”, “Nightmare Magazine”, “Southwest Review”, “Year’s Best Hardcore Horror: Volume 2”, “The Best Horror of the Year: Volume 8”, and many others.

Wytovich is the Poetry Editor for Raw Dog Screaming Press, and an adjunct at Western Connecticut State University, Southern New Hampshire University, and Point Park University. She is a recipient of the Elizabeth Matchett Stover Memorial Award, the 2021 Ladies of Horror Fiction Writers Grant, and has received the Rocky Wood Memorial Scholarship for non-fiction writing


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